kabocha

noun ka·bo·cha \ kə-ˈbō-chə \
variants: or kabocha squash or kabocha pumpkin or less commonly kobocha or kobocha squash or kobocha pumpkin

Definition of kabocha

: a winter squash (Curcubita maxima) of Japanese origin that is round with somewhat flattened top and bottom, typically dark green skin usually streaked or mottled with pale green, and yellowish-orange sweet flesh
  • Scoop the squash from its rind. There's no need to be too careful; kabocha squash skin is thin and easily eaten.
  • The Chicago Daily Herald
  • Kabochas make a lovely table decoration until they're cooked.
  • The Grand Rapids Herald Review
  • If you don't have access to kabocha pumpkin, which can be found at the State Farmers Market, it can be substituted for butternut squash or canned pumpkin puree …
  • —Brigid Washington
called also Japanese pumpkin

Origin and Etymology of kabocha

borrowed from Japanese, "kabocha squash, pumpkin"


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